UPDATE 12/3/19 6:45 p.m. — The California Highway Patrol released further information this afternoon, clarifying the specifics of the charges against Gina Rae Bean, 41, in the alleged killing of Calum Hunnicutt (AKA Calum Pulido). According to the CHP, they submitted the charges of vehicular manslaughter (P.C. 192) and felony hit-and-run (V.C. 20001) to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office.
The CHP further alleges that Bean was traveling north on SR-1, near Little Lake Rd. when she struck Hunnicutt, who was skateboarding west, with her Toyota Tundra, killing him. They further allege that she then fled the scene and that her boyfriend, Ricky Santos, 36, “attempted to repair Bean’s vehicle in an effort to destroy any evidence.”
Santos was charged with conspiracy (P.C. 182) and destroying or concealing evidence (P.C. 135).
According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office booking logs, Bean was bailed out of jail shortly after 9 p.m. Monday evening.
UPDATE 9:55 p.m. — The California Highway Patrol has released more details in the tragic death of Calum Hunnicutt. Gina Bean has been charged with a violation of California Vehicular Code 20001(a), or felony hit and run involving an injury or death. She turned herself in this afternoon and is being held at the county jail in lieu of $50,000 in bail.
Here is what the CHP had to say about it:
After a vigorous and thorough investigation by the California Highway Patrol, a case was submitted to the Menodinco County District Attorney’s Office regarding a hit and run collision on SR-1 at Little Lake Road resulting in the death of Calum Pulido. The case filed by the California Highway Patrol resulted in two warrants. One warrant was for Gina Bean, the suspected driver in the collision, and the other was for Ricky Santos, who was identified to be a co-conspirator in the concealment and destruction of evidence. On 11/27/19, at approximately 1524 hours, Santos was arrested by the California Highway Patrol. On 12/2/19, at approximately 1608 hours, Gina Bean, turned herself in to the Mendocino County Jail.CHP
MENDOCINO Co., 12/2/19 — Gina Rae Bean, the woman who is suspected of having struck Mendocino resident Calum Hunnicutt, 21, with a car, killing him, was booked into the Mendocino County Jail this afternoon after two warrants were issued for her and her alleged co-conspirator on November 27. Hunnicutt died when he was hit by a car while skateboarding — a lengthy California Highway Patrol investigation followed his death — however, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) booking log gives provides no charges and says instead “non-sentenced” as of time of publication.
Bean’s alleged co-conspirator, Ricky Faustino Santos, was arrested on November 27 but Bean was not booked until 4 p.m. this afternoon.
No information about the charges, arrest location, or bail amount is included in the listing for Bean; she is described as a Fort Bragg resident, born April, 1978, measuring 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighing 135 pounds. MCSO did not immediately return requests for more information.